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The United Nations and non-governmental organizations believe an Ebola crisis that continues to strengthen in the coming months will cause food shortages that could devastate regions in West Africa hit hardest by the virus. The UN World Food Program (WFP) said it is ramping up efforts to feed more people in Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra …

Airplane cabin cleaning crews at New York’s LaGuardia International Airport began a 24-hour strike on Wednesday, citing, in part, possible exposure to the Ebola virus. Meanwhile, a poll found most Americans want flights banned from Ebola-ravaged areas. Around 200 Air Serv employees who work on domestic flights to LaGuardia began their strike on Wednesday evening. …

Spreading from the heart of West Africa to the cowboy capital of the world, the ongoing Ebola epidemic shows no sign of abating. Hitting half a dozen countries in as many months, here’s a brief timeline of the worst public health crisis in modern times. Source: RT     More on EBOLA: VIDEO– Washington press …

Regulators in the United States have approved an experimental drug for treating patients suffering from the Ebola virus one week after health officials in Dallas, Texas diagnosed a Liberian national with the deadly disease. On Monday this week, drug makers Chimerix announced that the US Federal Drug Administration has approved the use of its brincidofovir …

US health officials are monitoring 10 quarantined people who had contact with a Liberian man infected by the deadly Ebola virus. The individuals are being checked regularly as medical officials play down the risk of an outbreak. The 10 individuals are considered to be at ‘high risk,’ and are being checked at regular intervals for …

The International Rescue Committee (IRC), on behalf of 34 NGOs battling Ebola in West Africa, has warned that the number of cases is doubling roughly every three weeks and the globe has only four weeks to stop the crisis from spiraling out of control. Aid organizations have called for a six-point plan to combat the …

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has confirmed that the first US diagnosed Ebola patient, who is now in serious but stable condition in Dallas, had contact with children before he showed symptoms of the virus. The patient, a male according to reports, was admitted on Sunday to an isolation unit at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital after …

The man leading the UN response to the Ebola epidemic, Dr. David Nabaro, says Ebola poses a worse threat to humanity than HIV or SARS and the global effort to combat it is woefully inefficient and that he needs $30 million now. Nabaro was speaking after various presentations on how to combat the disease, including …

All Sierra Leone’s six-million population have been confined to their homes. The three-day shutdown is a desperate bid to fight the outbreak, as US health officials warn the disease could spread to over half a million people. “Today the life of every one is at stake, but we will get over this difficulty if all …

As of Sunday, there were 5335 probable, confirmed and suspected cases of Ebola across Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal. Of those, 2622 people have died, the World Health Organization (WHO) announced Thursday. The CDC’s report, which is scheduled to be released next week, will estimate how many people the disease will infect by …

West Africa’s explosion of Ebola cases is outpacing the ability of healthcare workers to manage the situation, the World Health Organization (WHO) said, as more countries have stepped up to the plate to lend their assistance. WHO director general Margaret Chan said the depth of the Ebola crisis, concentrated on the countries of Guinea, Liberia …

US President Barack Obama says the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa “could be a serious danger to the United States.” He pledged the US military will get involved, helping to set up isolation units and provide security for health workers. Speaking on NBC’s ‘Meet the Press’, Obama said there could be implications if Washington …

The Pentagon conducted an aerial strike against the extremist Al-Shabaab group in Somalia on Monday, US authorities said. It is reported the strike was aimed at the leader of the notorious network behind Kenya’s Westgate Mall massacre in 2013. “US military forces conducted an operation in Somalia today against the Al-Shabaab network. We are assessing …

College students from West Africa may be subject to extra health checks when they arrive to study in the United States as administrators try to insulate their campuses from the worst Ebola outbreak in history. With the virus continuing to kill in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria, the expected arrival of thousands of students …